JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Episode 18

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Stroheim's Unit Strikes Back (シュトロハイム隊の逆襲 Shutōrohaimu-tai no Gyakushū)[1] is the eighteenth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It is also the ninth episode of Battle Tendency. It covers Chapter 81 through Chapter 84 of the manga.

Esidisi was defeated but he's managed to send the Super Aja to his companions' lair in Switzerland. Worse, he's taken the maid Suzi Q hostage and the Ripple users must find a way to save her and then chase after the Stone.

Summary

Suzi Q possessed by Esidisi

After his fight with Esidisi, Joseph heads back to the manor without realizing that Esidisi's brain had latched onto his back. Meanwhile, Lisa Lisa prepares for her bath while Suzi Q has trouble deciding on which blouse her master should wear. Suzi Q runs into Joseph downstairs, not recognizing him because he lacked the mask he'd been wearing for the past few weeks. She informs Joseph that Lisa Lisa had asked to see him and advises him to wait for her to finish her bath. Suzi Q leaves and Esidisi is shown to have left Joseph's body. Joseph goes upstairs and notices Suzi Q handing off a package to a mail boat at the docks. Joseph decides to peep on Lisa Lisa bathing through the keyhole and sees Suzi Q inside, to which he expresses confusion as he had seen Suzi Q down at the docks only moments before. Lisa Lisa notices that the Red Stone of Aja is missing, and Esidisi (inside Suzi Q's body) reveals he had mailed it away in order to get it to Kars. Joseph comes in but Esidisi intends to stall them by holding Suzi Q hostage, as in order to kill Esidisi they would have to kill her. Caesar returns and is told by Joseph and Lisa Lisa to catch the mail boat before it arrives in Venice. Esidisi attacks Caesar and blocks the doorway, preventing anyone from leaving. Joseph and Caesar use their combined Ripple energy to force Esidisi out of Suzi Q and neutralize any damage to her. Esidisi is disintegrated by the sunlight and Joseph admits his respect for him. Suzi Q reveals that the Stone is aboard a train headed to Switzerland and Joseph, Caesar, Lisa Lisa, and Messina drive off to catch the package before it reaches its destination.

A disguised Kars swiftly uses his Light Blades

Elsewhere, Kars wonders why Esidisi had not reported back to him and assumes that something must have happened to him. A dog is nearly run over by a pair of drunk drivers, but Kars uses his Light Blades to kill them. Joseph wakes up to find that the train had been stopped by customs and that Nazis have retrieved the package from the train, stating that they are taking it for research. An unidentified Nazi who speaks to Joseph as if he was familiar with him tells the group to talk with him in a log cabin up ahead.

Stroheim reveals himself alive and now a cyborg

Later on that evening Kars approaches the cabin and senses the body heat of several soldiers inside, killing them with his Light Blades shortly afterwards. When he enters, he notices that there is still one soldier left in the room. Confused as to why he can't sense his body heat, Kars attacks the soldier, who blocks with his hand. The soldier's glove rips from Kars' attack and reveals that it is mechanical underneath. Joseph enters the room and identifies the soldier as Stroheim, much to his surprise.

Appearances

Characters
Esidisi
(Death)

Credits

Staff
Script (脚本)
Shinichi Inotsume[1]
猪爪 慎一
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Shingo Uchida[1]
内田 信吾
Episode Director (演出)
Shingo Uchida
Mitsuhiro Yoneda [1]
内田 信吾
米田 光宏
Animation Director (作画監督)
横山 謙次
小澤 円
宝谷 幸稔
Shin Hyung Woo
小谷 杏子
Animation Director Cooperation (作画監督協力)
糸井 恵
石本峻一
亀井 隆広
Assistant Animation Director (作画監督補)
小林 亮
Key Animation (原画)
Hideyuki Sugiura
Nobuhiro Kashiwaki
Etsuo Nakashiro
Kenichi Watanabe
Tadashi Makino
Tsuyoshi Kando
Rika Kanetaka
Tomoya Kai
Hisaya Kuwabara
Emi Honda
Tatsuo Nakajima
Tsuguru Fukuda
Shin Hyung Woo
Aya Nishimura
Megumi Itoi
杉浦 英之
柏木 信弘
中城 悦雄
渡辺 健一
牧野 ただし
菅藤 剛
兼高 里圭
甲斐 智也
桑原 寿弥
本多 恵美
中島 達央
福田 嗣
Shin Hyung Woo
西村 彩
糸井 恵

White Line

Cha Myoung Jun

Mitsuhiro Yoneda
Seven Arcs
Studio Kibanari
Nakamura Production
米田光宏
セブン・アークス
すたじお牙鳴
中村プロダクション
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Soichi Honda
Shunichi Ishimoto
Aya Nishimura
Nana Koinuma
Guonian Wang
Emi Tamura
Manami Minakata
Toru Akiba
TAP
本田 創一
石本 峻一
西村 彩
鯉沼 菜奈
王 國年
田村 絵美
南方 麻奈美
秋葉 徹
TAP

White Line

Kang Sul A
Kwan Hyun Ae
Sim Myung Ju
Kang Sul A
Kwan Hyun Ae
Sim Myung Ju
In-between Animation (動画)
In-Between Animation Inspection
Masato Ujibe
宇治部 まさと
White Line
Kim Jong Kyu
Ku Ja Chun
Kim Yun Hui
Park Jin Hee
Park Hee Joung
Byun Jin Sun
Sin Jin Eun
Yang Hyo Jung
Lee Hye Kyoung
Jung A Young
Cha Hyun Ju
Chae Youn Kyung
Kim Jong Kyu
Ku Ja Chun
Kim Yun Hui
Park Jin Hee
Park Hee Joung
Byun Jin Sun
Sin Jin Eun
Yang Hyo Jung
Lee Hye Kyoung
Jung A Young
Cha Hyun Ju
Chae Youn Kyung

david production

Sae Akama
Takahiro Okawa
Asami Yamaguchi
Makoto Yaguchi
赤間 紗枝
大川 貴大
山口 朝美
矢口 真琴

Triple A
Ace Company
Jinbun
Rocket Vision
Eslite Animation
AAA
エースカンパニー
じんぶん
ロケットビジョン
誠品動画
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
宝谷 幸稔
小美野 雅彦
石神 潤
糸井 恵
村田 護郎

Music

Episode 18: Stroheim's Unit Strikes Back
Start End Title OST Description

00:00
00:14
Maze
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Esidisi's brain is stuck to Joseph
00:15
01:44
BLOODY STREAM
BLOODY STREAM
Opening
01:57
03:43
Affection
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Lisa Lisa takes a bath
03:48
04:42
Day job
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Joseph flirts with Suzi Q
06:00
06:29
Old Town
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Joseph peeps on Lisa Lisa
06:44
08:30
Tense
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Esidisi has possessed Suzi Q
09:20
10:34
Abyss
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Esidisi blocking the way out with Suzi Q
10:35
11:07
Pulse
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Joseph tries to bluff Esidisi
11:15
11:29
Elephant Talk 1
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Esidisi doesn't buy the bluff
11:30
12:41
Skew
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Esidisi tries to make Suzi Q explode
12:42
13:11
Pulse
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Joseph and Caesar team up
13:12
13:37
Pierrot Headroom
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Double Ripple
13:38
14:03
Burning Colosseum
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Esidisi gets out of Suzi Q
14:12
14:43
Never Be Mine
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Joseph pays his respect to Esidisi
14:47
15:13
Chaos
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Lisa Lisa looks at Suzi Q's memories
15:14
16:21
Fend off
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
The Super Aja is going to Switzerland
16:28
17:14
Appearance
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Joseph says goodbye to Suzi Q
17:21
18:31
Demon
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Kars sees that Esidisi is missing
18:46
19:20
Hellcrimb
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Arrival in Switzerland
19:22
21:31
Morning etude for Charlie
Battle Tendency (Musik)
A mysterious Nazi officer
21:33
22:38
Ancientry
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Kars attacks the Nazi's chalet
22:39
23:24
Take Cover
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Kars vs. Stroheim!
23:25
24:55
Roundabout
Roundabout
Ending
24:56
25:08
Oh please...
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Next episode preview

Manga/Anime Differences

  • Lisa Lisa's bathtub is changed to a slipper bathtub in the anime. The anime also extends Lisa Lisa's bath scene, making it significantly more gratuitous.
  • There is a scene in the manga where Joseph and Caesar visit and eventually attempt to raid a post office in order to figure out where Esidisi sent the Red Stone. Messina comes in and briefly mentions Lisa Lisa using a hypnosis technique on Suzi Q to find the stone's whereabouts. In the anime, the post office scene was removed, and more emphasis was placed on the hypnosis scene.
  • In the anime, only Messina hits Joseph to awaken him (on the head), while Caesar elbows Joseph's face in addition to Messina's hit in the manga.
  • In the manga, it's revealed that the thief who tried to take the Red Stone of Aja from Lisa Lisa was one of Stroheim's men in disguise. Since that scene was removed in the anime, this fact is never revealed.
  • A shot of Hitler is removed in the anime, while the references to him are rewritten.

In other languages

Language Title Translation
Japan Japanese シュトロハイム隊の逆襲 Stroheim's Unit Strikes Back
China Chinese 修特洛海姆隊的反擊 Stroheim's Unit Strikes Back
Hong Kong Chinese (Hong Kong) 修特洛海姆隊的反擊 Stroheim's Unit Strikes Back
United States of America English Von Stroheim's Revenge
Spain Spanish La venganza de von Stroheim The revenge of von Stroheim
Brazil Portuguese A Vingança de Von Stroheim The Revenge of von Stroheim
France French Stroheim contre-attaque Stroheim strikes back
Germany German Von Stroheims Rache Von Stroheim's Revenge
Flag of the Arab League Arabic انتقام فون ستروهيم Von Stroheim's revenge
Italy Italian La vendetta di Von Stroheim The revenge of Von Stroheim

Commentary

This episode is a transition into the part in Switzerland, so you may think it's more peaceful, but it may be the most "JoJo" episode of all. Lisa Lisa is nude here... What other anime can show a woman in her fifties like this? Well it's true that on-screen, she doesn't look over 30 (laughs).

In the first part, Joseph and Suzie Q have more interaction than in the manga. They are a future couple after all, we wanted to show them being more intimate. The episode doesn't really have any signature scene, but you'll notice the application of a red filter in the shots with Suzie Q possessed by Esidisi. It's very difficult to create tension in an action scene in broad daylight, but the filter adds a little something. The layout is also very JoJo; I'm thinking about the teens Kars slices up in their car, or Messina's pose.

The goodbye to Suzie Q is also polished a lot; in here she tosses a pebble with an authentic little girl's throw that doesn't go far... (laughs). Everything is in the details.
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries


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